There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed for the sake of best oral health. Extensive decay, severe gum disease, infection and an irreparable fracture are some of the reasons an extraction may be needed.
We make sure every alternative to save the tooth has been explored before we make a decision to remove a tooth.
Some teeth can be simply removed under local anaesthesia in the chair, while impacted, badly broken teeth or teeth with fused roots to bone will often require a minor surgical procedure.
Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will advise you on your options for a suitable replacement, to prevent your nearby teeth from moving out of alignment and bone loss.
Other minor oral surgeries we offer are soft tissue surgery and oral surgery related to orthodontic treatments.